If you are significantly overweight and have a history of unsuccessful dieting, the ElipseTM Balloon Weight Loss Programme may be right for you.
The Elipse Balloon™ Weight-Loss Programme
Kick-start your weight loss journey
At the center of the Elipse Programme is a soft balloon that is placed in your stomach. The balloon is swallowed during a 20-minute appointment, and neither placement nor removal of the balloon requires surgery, endoscopy, or anesthesia.* With the help of your care team and the sense of fullness created by your balloon, you can change your eating habits and reclaim control of your health.
The Elipse Balloon
The Elipse Balloon creates a constant feeling of fullness, allowing you to eat less without the hunger that accompanies most diets.
The Elipse Programme
Over this 6-month program, with the help of your care team and the sense of fullness created by your balloon, you will have an opportunity to change your eating habits and recover from illness that is related to being overweight or obese.
The Elipse Balloon is a temporary weight loss aid for adults over the age of 18 who are overweight or obese, defined as a body mass index (BMI) ≥ 27. The Elipse Balloon can only be administered by a healthcare professional who is knowledgeable about the use of the Elipse Balloon. The Elipse Balloon must be used in conjunction with a supervised nutrition and behavior modification program.
Some individuals may not be eligible to receive the Elipse Balloon. We will take a detailed medical history and perform a physical examination to determine your eligibility. It is important to provide your physician with a complete and accurate medical history.
In rare cases, the Elipse Balloon may require endoscopic or other surgical intervention for removal. This is not a complete listing of potential complications; for Important Safety Information, go to www.allurion.com/en/risk-information/.
For more information please ask your doctor. He or she can provide you with additional materials about the product, procedure, and program.
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What is the Elipse Balloon?
The Elipse Balloon is a soft balloon placed in your stomach. It is the first gastric balloon that requires no surgery, endoscopy, or anesthesia for placement or removal*. The balloon is placed during a brief 20-minute outpatient visit. After approsimately 16 weeks, it empties and passes naturally.
What happens on placement day?
The patient swallows a capsule containing the deflated balloon along with a thin tube. Once the balloon is confirmed to be in your stomach via x-ray, the balloon is filled through the catheter with 550 ml of liquid. The placement takes place during a 20-minute outpatient visit.
Is it easy to swallow?
Most people are able to swallow the Elipse Balloon without issue. People who do have difficulty swallowing it can be assisted by their physician, who will guide the balloon into place—still without endoscopy or anesthesia.
How long does it take to return to normal activities after placement ?
Following physician approval, most people return to normal activity within a day or two, but some experience nausea, abdominal cramping, and occasionally vomiting after balloon placement.
How is the balloon removed ?
After approximately 16 weeks inside your stomach, a time-activated release valve on the balloon will open, allowing it to empty and pass
naturally through the gastrointestinal tract without the need for a removal procedure.*
What happens then?
After the Elipse Balloon passes, the Elipse Programme and the related support from your healthcare team continues for one month to
consolidate your new lifestyle habits. At the end of the Elipse Programme, your efforts are key to continue to manage your weight.
What are the dietary restrictions?
Following physician approval, there are no absolute dietary restriction with the Elipse Programme. However, to maximise weight loss and comfort, the nutritionist will make recommendations tailored to each patient.
What results can be expected?
According to a recent clinical study, on average, after 16 weeks of Elipse therapy, patients lost on average between 13 and 15 kg1,2. Results may vary from one participant to another.
What are the possible side-effects after balloon placement?
Some people experience nausea, abdominal cramping, and occasional vomiting after balloon placement. In most cases, these symptoms are
well-controlled with the commonly used medications prescribed.